Special Event Encourages Adults to Spend Meaningful Time with Kids, Proving One Day Can Change a Child’s Future.

Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Boys & Girls Club from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Muncie, IN, September 18, 2015 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie is gearing up to celebrate its annual Day

for Kids event to highlight the critical needs of kids and teens in the community. Today, too many youth

are facing serious issues that can deprive them of a happy healthy childhood and negatively impact their

future. Day for Kids celebrates the life changing work taking place at Boys & Girls Clubs each day by

encouraging adults to spend meaningful time with young people and engage in fun and active play. This

year’s Day for Kids will be celebrated with hundreds of parents and kids participating in an event at 1710

S. Madison St.

Today’s activities will include Ball State Athletics, inflatable games, contests, games, food, and most importantly, FUN!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie is one of hundreds of Day for Kids events planned nationwide (all events

are open to the public.  Kids, parents, families, and community members are invited to

attend our Day for Kids, September 19 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the Boys & Girls Club at 1710 S.

Madison Street, Muncie, IN 47302. For more information please call (765) 282-4461.

Day for Kids aligns with Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie‘s overall initiative to help kids and teens become

more actively engaged in their community, live a healthy lifestyle and achieve academic success. The

‘play’ incorporated in the Day for Kids event fosters creativity, imagination, exploration and helps kids

develop and master various skills.

Supporting kids is a critical issue for our nation where kids are in crisis.

“At Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie we change the opportunity equation for kids in our community,

enabling them to achieve a great future,” says Antonio Benford, Unit Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of

Muncie.  “Day for Kids is a fun way for not only adults to relive their childhood, but for kids to have fun

and foster stronger relationships with caring mentors. Day for Kids is just one example of the amazing

work we do each day to enable kids and teens to reach their full potential by staying on track to

graduate, demonstrating good character and citizenship and practicing healthy lifestyles.”

Supporting kids and teens is a critical issue for our nation. Today’s generation is estimated to be worse

off than their parents. Our nation’s graduation rate ranks 22nd among 28 countries and three out of 10

kids are obese or overweight. One in 5 American kids live in poverty.

Boys & Girls Clubs believe that every young person in America deserves a great future and that ensuring

a safe, productive place for them to spend out-of-school time is a vital, yet overlooked, factor.

When school’s out, clubs are in.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has created engaging educational resources to help communities

encourage and develop positive relationships with kids.  A year-round web site, www.dayforkids.org,

provides tools, resources and tips that support their interactions with young people.

Day for Kids is also part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Great Futures Campaign. The Great Futures

Campaign aims to redefine the opportunity equation for America’s kids and call attention to the critical

role of out-of-school time in reversing the negative trends facing today’s youth. With the public’s

support, Boys & Girls Clubs will inspire and empower more kids toward success through life-changing

programs and resources.